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The Student's Manual of Irish History (Paperback) Loot Price: R478 Discovery Miles 4 780
The Student's Manual of Irish History (Paperback): Margaret Anna Cusack
The Student's Manual of Irish History (Paperback): Margaret Anna Cusack

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The Student's Manual of Irish History (Paperback)

Margaret Anna Cusack

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...to see that the 'rebels had been made such by wrongs, and by want of close attention to their grievances, ' though he had not the judgment or the justice to apply the necessary remedy. His next attempt was to persuade the principal Irish kings to receive knighthood in the English fashion. They submitted with the worst possible grace, having again and again repeated that they had already received the honour according to the custom of their own country. The customs of the Irish nobles were again made a subject of ridicule, as they had been during the visit of prince John, though we might have supposed that an increased knowledge of the world would have led to a wiser policy, if not to an avoidance of that ignorant criticism, which at once denounces everything foreign as inferior. Richard returned to England in 1395, after nine months of vain display. He appointed Roger Mortimer his viceroy. Scarcely had the king and his fleet sailed from the Irish shores, when the real nature of the proffered allegiance of seventy-two kings and chieftains became apparent. The O'Byrnes rose up in Wicklow, and were defeated by the viceroy and the earl of Ormonde; the MacCarthys rose up in Munster, and balanced affairs by gaining a victory over VICEROYALTY OP THOMAS LANCASTER. 233 the English. The earl of Kildare was captured by Calvagh O'Connor, of 02'aly, in 1398; and, in the same year, the O'Briens and O'Tooles avenged their late defeat, by a great victory, at Kenlis, in Ossory. In 1399 king Richard paid another visit to Ireland. His exactions and oppressions had made him very unpopular in England, and it is probable that this expedition was planned to divert the minds of his subjects. If this was his object, it failed signally; for the unfortunate monarch was deposed by Parli...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Margaret Anna Cusack
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-18082-2
Barcode: 9781231180822
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-231-18082-X

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